Alibi V.16 No.43 • Oct 25-31, 2007 

Culture Shock

Brujerias

The Southwest’s rich history makes the region a perfect location for supernatural folklore. And Halloween is a perfect time to hear its tales. Nasario Garcia will be reading from Brujerias: Stories of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in the American Southwest and Beyond in English and Spanish at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW, 544-8139) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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Local Lexicon

New Mexico Ghost Stories

New Mexico Ghost Stories

These tales are no long-ago cowboy yarns, but very real, very current ghost stories from a rich and chilling mix of voices. The author has a rare talent for detail; he paints unforgettably creepy images that linger long after the final page. Finalist, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards.

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The “Bobby Shrine” in the KiMo.
Tina Larkin

Theater News

Deathly Drama

A glimpse at the Duke City's haunted theaters and superstitions

KiMo Theater

The legend, as told by Dennis Potter, technical manager at the KiMo Theatre, goes like this: On a Thursday afternoon in August of 1951, a 6-year-old boy named Bobby and a group of friends attended a Western movie at the now historic Downtown theater. While seated in the balcony, little Bobby became startled and began to descend to the lobby. When he was halfway down the stairs, a water heater in the wall exploded beside the step Bobby was standing on, sending him and eight other victims to the hospital with serious injuries. Bobby did not survive.

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Book Review

Sitting in the Sidecar

The Braindead Megaphone

The Braindead Megaphone

Not long ago, some savvy editors at GQ and the New Yorker decided to send short story writer George Saunders out to see the world.

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Book Review

Buried Memories

John Freeman

The Gathering

The Gathering

The Irish wake has become such a familiar trope in films and popular culture it takes a fiercely unsentimental novel like Anne Enright’s The Gathering, recent winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize, to club the blarney out of it.

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Photo by Eric Tillinghast

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The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
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Courtesy of Quantum Mechanix

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Someone Shat the Voting Booth

William Shatner Live

The Canadian actor, author, producer and director brings his talents and antics to the stage.
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Trixie Mattel

In support of the "Now With Moving Parts Tour", enjoy an evening of music, comedy and drag.
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Short Story-A-Thon

Do all the hard work of creating a short story, including editing and submit it to Kindle.
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Beehive: The '60s Musical

The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment in the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power as told from the perspective of six young women.
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Courtesy of the artist

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More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
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